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Rod McDonald One Off Hawkes Bay Malbec 2014

The Experience

Drink When...
You're tightheaded in a scrum
Listen To...
Himno Nacional Argentino
Think About...
The ball!
Drink With...
A big, meaty steak

The Oddbins Take

This Malbec is built like an Argentinian prop - let's call him Santiago. Santiago is powerful, meaty and capable of displaying amazing finesse and subtelty. He enjoys being tightheaded between a big juicy steak and a chunk of strong cheddar cheese. His nose is full and well-proprtioned to his broad shoulders and short neck, and once he's finished in the scrum and runs over for an embrace, you'll smell the spicy blackberry and black plum fruit aromas. Eau de 'Juan-off' they call it. Santiago is succulently sweet and uncomplicated and rumour has it that he has a good grip on him, with an enticing mouthfeel! The only bad thing about Santiago though is that once he's gone, he's gone. Make the most of him whilst you can.

The Vital Statistics

New Zealand
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 10 Years
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
1 g/l

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The Style

Malbec (100%)

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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Hawkes Bay Wine Company is a family owned and operated business born out of a love of wine making in the place called home - Hawkes Bay. Founded in 2006 to showcase what Hawkes Bay wines could be like, using the finest vineyards coupled with the geographical and climate diversification presented in New Zealands north island. They have an enduring purpose: to grow, harvest and craft world class wines. And smile while doing it.

The idea behind the 'One Off' range is that Hawkes Bay Wine Co. can make, blend and bottle with a healthy disregard for brand families, consumer research and marketing fundamentals. And its fun. The only catch is that, you guessed it, they're one offs and once they're gone, they're gone and there will be never be another of the same

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